Michael Hepner, known to his friends and fans as “Detroit” Mike, has been performing and recording in Southwest FL since September 2018.
Michael performs regularly with Grammy nominated and Blues Hall of Fame artist, Bryan Lee and Six String Therapy. In April 2019 he recorded with Bryan Lee on his 18th album. May 2019 he toured with Bryan Lee and Six String Therapy to the 50th anniversary of the Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Recently they wrapped up a successful sold out tour in Canada.
Detroit Mike rounds out his love of music, joining multi genre bands and artists, touring and performing.
In 2019 he toured with Nick Schnebelen on his West Coast Tour, Shari Puarto Band on her Florida Tour and the Summer Tour with Jason Ricci, Albert Castiglia, Shaw Davis and Dockta D.
Since relocating to Florida, Detroit Mike has shared the stage with numerous artists, including Popa Chubby, Shwanda Davis, Joey Gilmore and Sarasota’s #1 band, Kettle Of Fish.
Michael enjoys mentoring and performing with emerging artists. One such artist is Kid Royal. They recently wrapped up Kid Royal’s new EP and will have a release party on September 7th at the Hideaway Cafe in St. Petersburg FL. They regularly perform together.
The first twelve months in Florida have been phenomenal and exciting! Detroit Mike looks forward to this next year with great anticipation.